San Damiano Retreat is closed to the public on 10/4/2020 until 11:00 AM. We will be celebrating the feast day of St. Francis of Assisi with an outdoor mass. Please refrain from hiking until 11:00AM.
Our gift shop is under new management and has been redesigned to meet the current governmental safety protocols.
Please make an appointment to shop by e-mailing Giftshop@sandamiano.org or calling 925-837-9141 ext. 311 to request an appointment for a private shopping experience with a personal shopping associate. Available Monday – Saturday. Please bring a mask.
We are also working on putting some of our gift shop items on-line for purchase. Stay tuned.
We are open for day and overnight guests who wish to make a private retreat. Perhaps you or someone you know is looking for a place to work quietly or a get-away. Our rooms are equipped with WiFi.
Due to safety concerns, such as the pandemic, we have taken the difficult step of limiting our grounds, buildings, and trails in order to protect our elderly Friars residents, staff, and registered guests only. We invite you to explore other hiking opportunities in the area. As a convenience, we have reserved spots in the lower parking lot for Las Trampas access using the green cow gate.
San Damiano holiday will be posted soon.
Until then, our Gift Shop will open daily at 9:00 AM.
San Damiano is discontinuing its P.O. Box. Please address all mail to:
San Damiano Retreat
710 Highland Drive
Danville, CA 94526
San Damiano’s schedule for Holy Week:
Gift Shop closes at 11:30 AM on Good Friday.
San Damiano Retreat and Gift Shop is closed on Easter Sunday and on Monday too.
We and the attendees for the Holy Week retreat thank you in advance for respecting the silence
In 1373, Julian of Norwich received sixteen Revelations of Divine Love from Christ on the cross and set them
down in the first book ever written by a woman in the English language. Her timeless voice resonates across the ages,
speaking to us of the love and mercy of God with a passion that is irresistible. It is a voice we need to hear….
Because we could all use a hug after the holidays.
Peter Wise was interviewed about the Franciscan tradition. Read about it here.
In a letter issued January, 8, 2018, the US leadership of the Franciscans state:
“We reiterate our call for … needed reform, beginning with the imperative to resolve the DACA stalemate in Congress so that the
‘dreamers’ may continue to live and prosper here in the United States.”
Read the full letter here.